2008 Kentucky Level 3 Requirements & Guidelines The tournament director will be required to sign off agreeing to meet or exceed all of the requirements. Tournament director MAY NOT be the tournament referee. a. Contact Aaron Browning for approval/acquisition of officials Full feed-in consolation through the quarters shall be used for the back draws with a ¾ playoff. Online registration is the ONLY method of entry offered Deadline must be at 11:59 PM and no less than 8 days before the tournament start date. A medical release form must be completed before play begins A super-tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set shall be used in consolation rounds and may be used in the main draw TDM must be used to post seedings, draws, results, and other important information Official draws must be posted at least 2 days before the tournament begins Daily results must be posted each night of the tournament Completed Draws and Head Tax must be received by the USTA KY office 10 days after the tournament ends USTA Certified Official is required at no less than one per six courts. This person may not be the tournament director or working the tournament desk. All courts, including lighting, must be in compliance with USTA regulations. All courts must be clean and free of debris. A restroom must be available at all sites Singles sticks are recommended at all sites. Water must be available to all players. Score keeping devices must be provided on all courts. Tournament must have a stringer on site or contact information for a nearby stringer In the event of inclement weather, the match format can not be changed until approved by the Sectional office (if STA Level 3) or the USTA Kentucky office. Court surface: play may be on multiple surfaces, but it should be announced prior to the tournament which divisions will be on what surface. The surface should not change for a division unless the referee deems it necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Awards must be provided for winners, finalists, third and fourth, as well as the finalists of the feed-in. At least two weeks prior to the tournament, the Tournament Director and Referee must attend a conference call with the Competitive Player Coordinator to review procedures. Kentucky Level 3 tournaments will be sanctioned for either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday unless otherwise approved by USTA Kentucky.
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